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Subject: Re: I'm out

Re: I'm out

From: Florian Mösch <>
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 11:26:11 +0200

>>Sorry guys, I'm outta here. Seems everyone is too busy
>>implementing rubbish like the demo's and stupid games, and fonts
>>that are too small to read without getting a headache, while more
>>important issues are neglected.

Sorry, but I do understand what he is talking about. There was a
valuable discussion about an approach to internationalization on this
list a week or two ago.
The *big boss* (TM) made a draft proposal and asked for other ideas. I
wrote that I would prefer using a well established system like GNU
gettext in favor to another proprietary implementation. The simple
answer was something like "my idea is better." And after another few
ideas from other people the same answer each time. "my idea is the
best." If *big boss* doesn't want a discussion, he shouldn't ask for it!
(This is what Jose wrote in another proposal mailing that topic:
"P.S: this is just my opinion. What do the *big boss* think about it?")
It seems like one has to be ashamed if one enunciates another opinion
than *big boss*.

> Sorry about that. We must have missed all the patches you sent us.
> Sorry again for having fun developing the things we want to develop.
> And I'm also sorry for taking up your valuable time.
> I am really sorry for dragging you into this mess.

There is sometimes quite a rough climate in this community. Strong wind
right now... You shouldn't only take offence at your critics, but also
think about their position sometimes. There have been some discussions
in the mailinglists that ended in a disputation instead of a solution.
Sorry for that...

> I am also very sorry for developing a loadable font system to make it
> possible for people to use large fonts.

And I'm very sorry, that I havent got the time to send you ready-to-run
pathes. But I can tell you about my thoughts and read the datasheets for
example to solve errors like "[578015] mp3 playback too slow".

I hope you don't kick me out of the list because im shouting so loud.
But as I mentioned before: there is a strong wind blowing here and I
hope some guys can hears me... ;-)

Received on 2002-09-16

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